At the Conexus Financial Absolute Returns Conference, delegates were taken through the past decade of hedge fund history, and given insights into some current strategies by some of the best investors in the industry.
Five super funds and ACSI are leading the charge in the Mother’s Day Classic Boardroom Challenge, with 12 days left to go before the race. The challenge calls on captains of industry to lead the way with fundraising for breast cancer research, and in a sector where competition to bring good to others is daily […]
The process for shortlisting finalists in the third annual Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards was setup with the express purpose of eliminating commercial interest from the decision making procedure, Colin Tate, chief executive of Conexus Financial said. Tate said what separates these awards from others in the superannuation sector is the independent nature of the selection process. “The […]
Superannuation funds and institutional investors worldwide are due to have a bigger impact on the way government and our society is run over the next 10 years, predicts Ross Barry, head of research at First State Super. Barry, whose recent book Crisis and Complexity, charts the change in economic theory through each major financial crisis […]
The $31 billion QBE investment portfolio is to place $100m in social impact bonds in the belief that opportunities for such investments will expand greatly in the years to come. It is part of a general move to diversify assets in the QBE portfolio, which until now has been dominated by developed world government and […]
David Atkin, chief executive of Cbus has declared the growth in members of industry funds leaving for self-managed super funds at an end. The announcement comes the same day the scheme launches a member direct platform to cater for large account holders who want to manage their own investments. “Members moving to SMSF is an […]
Operational costs are on the rise and on a per member basis have nearly doubled in ten years, shows analysis carried out by consultant group Bridge. APRA data on operational and administration costs and released in January shows that in 2004 the average per annum amount spent on operational costs per member was $94, but […]
The first stage in the potential merger of all three prominent Tasmanian based superannuation funds drew a step closer after Quadrant and Tasplan agreed merger talks. The two funds are to enter into a Heads of Agreement to investigate whether a merger would create an improved provision of superannuation services to the members and employers […]